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Kozuka with design of pine, crows and moon

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Mitsuteru, with a kao 光輝(花押)

Provenance

1890, Charles Goddard Weld Collection; bequest to MFA, Boston, December 7, 1911.

Credit Line

Charles Goddard Weld Collection

Japanese, Edo period, mid-19th century

Dimensions

Overall: 9.6 x 1.4 x 0.4 cm (3 3/4 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.5226a

Medium or Technique

Main material: shibuichi; surface treatment: migaki-ji; other metals: gold, silver and shakudo; decorative technique: iroe hirazogan

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor